In January 2020, 78,000 people entered and 49,000 exited Costa Rica at the northern border posts. Now the border is closed to foreigners, a measure meant to stop the spread of covid-19.
Costa Rica is taking security measures at the northern border to reinforce the restriction on the entry of foreigners due to covid-19. Non-resident foreigners are not allowed entry for 26 days as of Wednesday. Anyone who enters illegally will be detained and returned to their country of origin.
Authorities reinforced land, aerial, and maritime security by sending units of the Public Force, Border Police, Professional Police, National Air Surveillance Security, and the Coast Guard Service. Police resources have been moved to control the blind spots on the border in order to safeguard public health in Costa Rica.
Nationals and legal residents can enter but will receive a sanitary order to remain in isolation for 14 days, a mandatory order with legal repercussions for non-compliance.